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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Extended Family Getaway

    "Our family "travel in tribes" and it's not always easy to find a vacation rental that can accommodate us all comfortably. Sanibel Seaclusion was able to accommodate all 10 of us with ease. Seaclusion is a well- equipped home away from home in beautiful surroundings. From ease of booking - Beth was super easy to deal with, to accommodations and comfort we could not be happier. Meal times were a treat - with all 10 of us comfortably seated around the dinner table. Rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Two rooms with King size beds were terrific for the 2 couples and plenty beds for the kids. The girls delighted in the 3rd bedroom and the boys got the loft. Wether you are a party of adults or a mix of adults and kids - Seaclusion makes a wonderful home base. One caution - if anyone in your party is unable to do stairs, this is not your rental as living areas are upstairs. Thank you Beth for sharing your wonderful home with us."
    Guest: gottaluvsummer2 Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 8, 2014
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  • It's the best!

    "Even though I would like to keep this "my little secret", this place is heaven on earth. I have absolutely no complaints. (Except maybe, that our vacation wasn't long enough) The pictures are not deceiving, this condo is very comfortable and very clean. I'm 55 and came here with my best friend since 3rd grade and we had a memorable and fantastic vacation. We are already planning for next year. Thank you, Jack Hints and tips: You can stop at Publix on your way, there are at least 2 of them on your way from the airport, but Bailey's has everything you would need. Stock up! Because you're not going to want to leave your little piece of paradise. Again Thank you Jack."
    Guest: Wendy and Liz Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • A Wonderful Place!

    "We thoroughly enjoyed a restful and relaxing month on Sanibel at this unit. Thanks Ron and Leslie for how well you take care of the property, keeping everything fresh and in working order, all the kitchen supplies, beach chairs and even tennis rackets! You've thought of everything a family would need. We especially liked the new master bath - lovely! We had our family (children and grandchildren) come down at various times during our stay and the spaciousness of the condo made it ideal. Everyone had a great time and are already talking about doing it again next year."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • A Last Hurrah Before Winter

    "Rating Details: I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was more than happy with the location. The vacation rental was very clean. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Relaxing week in a beautiful location. The condo was comfortable and clean , people were friendly and the beach was just steps away."
    Guest: Elizabeth Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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Sanibel Island Travel Tips

Just west of Fort Myers you'll find lovely Sanibel Island, known for its beautiful sunsets, welcoming beaches, outdoor spaces and peaceful tranquility.

Whether you're taking a family vacation for spring break, planning a romantic trip for two or craving an escape from the cold with friends, this Floridian island offers a great place to relax, collect seashells and explore the 12 miles of shores. Because of it's location and geographic orientation, it's acts like a scoop, gathering seashells onto its beaches, making Sanibel Island an excellent place to hunt for these unique treasures.

In addition to exciting outdoor attractions, the island offers a plethora of dining options, from laid-back beach eateries to restaurants specializing in, of course, seafood, to upscale spots for a nice night out. And when you're ready to hit the water, spend an afternoon boating or fishing to truly experience living like a local.

Things to Do on Sanibel Island

- Sanibel Island Lighthouse: One of the coolest places to check out during your trip is the Sanibel Island Lighthouse, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. You'll find it situated on the eastern part of the island, and it was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos for ships coming into the port of Punta Rassa. While the lighthouse itself isn't open to the public, the grounds are and it's definitely worth the trip to see the keeper's quarters, catch dinner at the fishing pier or take advantage of the beach access. The lighthouse also makes for great photographs, so don't forget your camera!

- Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: Sanibel Island is known as the spot to hunt for seashells, so a trip to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a must during your getaway. The museum is named after two pioneer families that lived on the island and features the most comprehensive collection of shells in the U.S. Inside you'll see a variety of shells and mollusks, learn about the history of the area and their scientific and artistic importance. Some of the museum's exhibits include Early Sanibel Shell Collectors; Florida Fossil Shells,; Mollusks, Medicine, and Man and The Scallop, Queen of Conchology, among others.

- J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Animals lovers won't be disappointed with a visit the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which was named for Jay Norwood Darling, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and environmentalist. The refuge is home to more than 200 species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles and 32 different kinds of mammals. If you're hoping to fit in some bird watching, the refuge is an exceptional spot to do so, or you can hit the paths for a bike ride or hike. If you want to paddle a canoe down a winding river path or take a four-mile scenic drive to see all of the natural beauty, like cabbage and sabal palms, red mangrove and a variety of other native plants.

- Sanibel Historical Museum and Village: You'll be transported back in time as you explore a collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings, including Bailey's General Store, Miss Charlotta's Tea Room, Clarence Rutland's home, the 1926 post office, the island's original schoolhouse and more. Inside, all the buildings are outfitted with items from the early 1900s, and as you wander through the village, you'll see a pioneer garden, antique Model T truck and an old packinghouse replica complete with farm equipment.

Dining on Sanibel Island

- Mad Hatter: For a lovely romantic dinner for two, try Mad Hatter, where you'll find a wonderland of delicious cuisine. You'll be treated to stunning views as you dine on options like phyllo shrimp, black truffle sea scallops, Hudson Valley foie gras or grilled filet mignon. Chefs Kurt and Michelle Jarvis offer a cozy, welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy amazing flavors after a day filled with exploring. Save room for dessert like creme brulee or berry crepes, which you can experience as you watch the sunset.

- The Island Cow: if you want a more laid-back dining experience, head to The Island Cow, which opens for breakfast, so you can have a hearty meal before you start your day. It's also open for dinner when you can eat under the stars on the porch while you listen to live music. Try a po-boy sandwich, cold wildberry bisqueor seafood. You'll get a real feeling of island dining when you come to The Island Cow. There's plenty on the menu here, so you won't be disappointed!

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